Twenty passengers on board a Singapore Airlines flight experienced severe turbulence on Tuesday and were brought to intensive care units in Bangkok hospitals for treatment, as stated on Wednesday. The affected individuals hail from Australia, Britain, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, and the Philippines. The Samitivej Srinakarin and Samitivej Sukhumvit hospitals reported that as of 1:00 pm (0600 GMT), these patients were admitted to their intensive care units.

Tragically, one British man, aged 73, succumbed to his injuries, and the hospitals documented a total of 104 injuries resulting from the turbulent flight. The flight originated from London, with Singapore as its destination. Of the 104 injured passengers, 85 were treated at the aforementioned hospitals.

The Singapore Airlines flight SQ321 hit drastic turbulence over Myanmar ten hours into its journey, causing sudden rises and plunges. The Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, comprising 211 passengers and 18 crew members, had to perform an emergency landing at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok on Tuesday afternoon.